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Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members, including 15 foreigners: police

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Islamic State during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ahead of the anniversary of a nightclub attack in which dozens were killed, reported Reuters. The raids by the anti-terrorist branch of the Istanbul police took place on Saturday and targeted…

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Turkey nabs 2 foreigners at Istanbul airport over nightclub attack

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained two foreign nationals at Istanbul’s main airport over suspected links to a nightclub attack claimed by Islamic State that killed 39, Dogan news agency said. The pair were detained on entering Ataturk International Airport and have been taken to Istanbul police headquarters for questioning, it added. The government said…

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Istanbul nightclub attack leaves 39 dead in New Year carnage

Istanbul: Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016. The assailant shot dead a policeman and a civilian at the entrance to the Reina club, one of…

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